Health & Human Services

About Us


The Health and Human Services Department consists of four unique divisions: Public Health Division, Social Services Division, the Barron Center, (A city-owned long-term care facility) Office of Elder Affairs.

We strive to enhance the health and well-being of the residents of Portland in collaboration with our community, state, and federal partners.
  1. Public Health Nurses Host Spanish Story Time for Families with Kids Up to 5 Years Old

    The Public Health Dept's Maternal and Child Health Nurses are now offering a Story Hour in Spanish at their “Baby Hub" time. This is a free to the public month-long series beginning March 19 on Tuesday afternoons from 2-3 pm at the Reiche School. Read on...
  2. India Street STD Clinic Now Offers Online Appointment Scheduling

    Patients can now make appointments online for the India Street STD Clinic. Visit https://portlandmaine.gov/863/STD-Clinic to book now. Limited appointments are offered on Tuesday afternoons followed by drop-in hours and Thursday is now all appointments. Read on...
  3. City Seeks New Director of Oxford Street Shelter

    The City will begin advertising today for a new director of the Oxford Street Shelter following the news that its current director, Rob Parritt, will be leaving his full-time role in mid-October. He will continue to assist the City on a part-time basis... Read on...
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